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making new making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, an out-of-control wildfire destroying dozens of structures forcing evacuations in tennessee. people trapped inside a hotel filled with smoke as flames reach the windows parton's dollywood in one fire's path. investigators on the scene of a plane crash. a soccer team on board. new details about what the pilot reported before the crash and word of survivors just in. campus attack. a student at ohio state university ramming his car into a group and going on a stabbing spree. what we're learning about the suspect, his social media post moments before the attack and hero police officer who took him
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we we do say hello on what is turning out to be a busy tuesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm drjashton in for diane macedo. fast moving wildfires forcing evacuations in a popular resort area of tennessee. >> this video from inside one popular hotel, you can see the flames surround the building. the dry and windy weather there fueling the fires over dollywood where people are being brought to safety. overnight, fierce flames and blinding smoke racing across the tennessee mountains. >> oh, my god. we need to leave. >> reporter: the wildfires engulfing the resort towns of gatlinburg home of dollywood. >> we relocated 19 families that were staying with us in our
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relocated about 50 of our guest room guests here at dollywood. >> reporter: officials ordering everyone to leave calling the fire unpredictable. >> we're dealing with a situation here that is very dynamic. it's changing every moment. >> reporter: dramatic video posted online showing people evacuating. the roads barely visible from the smoke and the flames creeping closer to the road. 15-year-old logan baker inside a gatlinburg hotel stuck because the onl closed. >> we're on the first floor because they had to break the windows on the upper floors because we were suffocating from the smoke like so bad like we were on the ground suffocating. like we were flat. you had to lay perfectly flat or the smoke was like just too thick -- we had masks but it was even too thick for the masks. >> reporter: the fire moved faster than anyone expected.
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fires were coming up over the hills, the flames came up into the parking lot. so then they told us we had to all stay inside. >> reporter: the sue chef at that hotel posting this terrifying video on facebook flames surrounding the building as smoke fills the room. he later wrote, they're all safe. we should point out logan told us he and his family have been evacuated from that hotel. a bit of relief there and a bit of relief for the firefighters. the first is bringing heavy rain to the area right now. the second system moves in tonight. the other breaking story we're following is a plane crash tragedy. >> charter aircraft carrying a brazilian soccer team went down in a mountainous area near the colombian city of medellin. you can see the plane circling around several times before crashing. >> new images show the dark crash scene and low visible, the
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so far there are several confirmed survivors, 72 passengers and 9 crew members were on board. the pilot reported an electrical failure before the crash. a facebook video showed the team preparing for the flight earlier monday in sao paulo in brazil. they were supposed to play in a final match tomorrow, the mayor of their town says everyone is in tears, of course, we're going to continue to stay on top of this breaking news story throughout the morning. >> so sad. this morning, c attack on campus. a student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians and started slashing people with a butcher knife. he was killed by police. >> investigators are looking into the life of this somali born student who is responsible trying to see if the attack was terrorism. abc's kenneth moton is in columbus. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and adrienne. the crime scene tape is down but the active investigation continues here at ohio state university.
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but they are working to figure out if his motive was terror related. confusion and chaos on the campus of ohio state university. >> fire department, this is osu. we have a vehicle that struck several pedestrians. >> reporter: investigators say he clump of jumped a curb and plowed into several people. he got out armed with a butcher knife and started slashing. >> don't go to campus. there's an active shooter. cop, alan ho rougerujko killing suspect. suspect. >> the cop was forced to shoot him. >> reporter: there was no active shooter but the terrifying scene and the officer's shots parked panic. osu students barricaded themselves in classrooms and the university tweeted active shooter, run, hide, fight. >> i ran into a bathroom. luckily it was just a single stall and was able to lock
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osu student 18-year-old abdul razak ali artan, the school newspaper says this is the photo of the somali immigrant and legal u.s. resident. investigators say on social media he was upset about the treatment of muslims posting on facebook, minutes before the attack, i can't take it anymore. >> certainly authorities need to treat this as a potential terrorist attack. >> reporter: police and the fbi are searching his home for more clues but leaders in the muslim community spoke out urging people 23409 to jump to conclusions and falsely link this tragic incident to the faith of islam. kendis and adrienne. >> kenneth, we've learned a little bit more about the hero cop who killed the attacker. 28-year-old ohio state officer alan horujko was at the right place at the right time. he was in the area where the attack took place because of a gas leak. he saw the entire incident play out and shot the driver less than a minute after his car jumped the curb. >> certainly could have been
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there. meantime, donald trump's transition team is promising a number of important announcements. one, tom price to secretary of health and human services. price is a surgeon and vocal critic of obamacare. he believes the law interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make wise medical decisions. for secretary of state, mr. trump also considering retired general david petraeus. the former cia director was forced to resign for leaking mistress. petraeus may also be a contender to lead homeland security. as he left trump tower yesterday, he said the president-elect has a great grasp of the challenges facing the u.s. and the world. and the president-elect holding a second meeting with mitt romney also in the running to lead the state department. members of trump's inner circle including kellyanne conway have publicly voiced opposition to romney because of his recent harsh criticism of mr. trump.
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thousands of cubans continue to pay their respects to the former leader, schools and government offices remain closed. tomorrow castro's ashes will begin a three-day procession across cuba before they are laid to rest on sunday. the white house says president obama will not be attending the funeral. still ahead, some major websites couldn't handle cyber monday, several crashing overnight. and a stunning site for people at an airport. a woman opens the door of a moving passenger p out. what police are now saying this morning. the breaking news we've been following in tennessee. a raging wildfire threatening dollywood. images just in of a chapel
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t the strange sight on an australian highway. the driver of that suv you saw there is actually unconscious after a minor collision, two other drivers are trying to rescue him. finally one manages to open a door, get in and stop the vehicle. police aren't sure if the 30-year-old driver had a medical issue before the collision or after. >> wow. the man charged with killing nine people at church in south carolina is now acting as his own attorney. a judge agreed to allow dylann roof to be his own counsel. roof dressed in prison garb sat at the defense table and participated in jury selection. some family members of those who died now worry that the trial will become a spectacle. also in charleston a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man set to take the stand in his own defense. michael slager is expected to
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walter scott at least seven, no, rather eight times as he ran away. video of that shooting shocked the nation. prosecutors arguing that slager shot in self-defense. workers are expected to walk off the job today at 20 airports including chicago's o'hare airport. they're holding a so-called day of disruption to call for a $15 minimum wage. janitors, security guards and baggage handlers are among the airport workers protesting. despite a weekend full of online deals cyber monday 10% from last year. some websites couldn't keep up including nordstrom. reports on twitter said websites for banana republic and the gap and old navy had problems also. well, about to become safer to post a negative review on sites like yelp and tripadvisor without the backlash.
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awaits president obama's signature. supporters say it is freeded to protect freedom of speech in this growing area of the economy. so many of us deciding based on reviews. when we come back for the first time a state other than florida is now confirming a local case of the zika virus. caught on camera, a hippo on the attack. >> uh-oh. ? ? iana made the bold decision to buy their home four months ago. and even though they have no idea what the future has in store for them, they bought into a 30-year mortgage anyway. because they weren't just thinking about their future... buy in. quicken loans. home buy. refi. power.
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where those fires are burning as you can see there on our map. snow in the rockies and northern plains will make things slippery. wet roads also in the northwest. if you're flying airport delays possible along the northeast corridor from boston to washington. as well as in atlanta and new orleans. now to a bizarre incident at houston's airport. a passenger pulled open the emergency exit on a moving plane and jumped onto the tarmac. >> she was quickly captured by police. but it's not the first time that someone has misused those here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: passengers on this jet were stunned. >> this lady just opened the door and jumped out. >> reporter: landing in houston from new orleans but not at the gate yet the emergency door is gone. as well as a passenger. spotted on video obtained by kprc, she is seen running across the tarmac towards the terminal but authorities quickly realize this is not a threat, but a medical case.
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>> reporter: the woman hospitalized overnight. but this is not the first time in the past few years we've seen flight attendants who decided to quit by deploying the chutes and bailing out of the aircraft and their jobs. david kerley, abc news, washington. delta air lines banned for life a passenger who was recorded on a flight shouting his support for donald trump and insulting hillary clinton's supporters. the airline will refund fares of all of the other delta says it would not have allowed the man on board if they had known how he was behaving. >> freedom of speech there too. texas reporting its first case of homegrown zika virus. the woman who got sick is a resident of brownsville near the border with mexico and reported no recent travel to any other country with ongoing zika outbreaks. until now florida was the only state with people sickened by local mosquitoes. a charity thanksgiving dinner may be linked to three
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san francisco bay area. the meal was sponsored by a church and served to more than 800 people in the american legion hall in antioch about halfway through san francisco and sacramento. officials are trying to determine if a foodborn illness is to blame. they all lived in the same facility so may have contracted the illness at home. time for sports. new rankings in the race for the college football playoff come out tonight. >> as for last night's sports we get the highlights from espn. >> g it's tuesday, which means we played monday night football on monday. this is it. they were saying it's a must win for the packers and a must win for the eagles. which must mean that some team did not must win. aaron rodgers, davante adams. adams went to fresno state. jim bark co-is the athletic director -- went to school at wazzu but worked for the oregon ducks.
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? ? our tuesday morning "pulse" starting with some surprise guests for barbara streisand an first ever show in texas. >> amazing she's never been to texas. the superstar performed hits from each she's had number one albums. >> also amazing and then this happened. a backstage visit from former president george h.w. bush and former first lady barbara bush complete with gifts. >> streisand also gave the bushes a shoutout from the stage praising mr. bush for his service and mrs. bush for her work promoting literacy. >> she congratulated the bushes on their upcoming 72nd anniversary which they'll celebrate in january. >> bless their hears. do you ever wish you could turn
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mistakes in the past? >> there are a couple i could redo. >> erase. scientists in california say it may be possible to go back to the future and travel into time sort of. >> yeah, they say there are multiple time lines or worlds with small differences. for example, there might be one where abraham lincoln did not go to the theater or say no to the job that did can weave can weave the two together. are you buying it. >> no. but i wish i had the time travel machine that they had in "back to the future." >> that would be the cool part. >> the delorean. >> both of us aren't fans of safaris. a rough ride home thanks to an obviously angry, angry hippo. this happened in south africa's famous park. >> the guy drove up on the lone
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good morning from the weather center on a tuesday here. warm and humid out there. if you've been outside it's feeling a little more like late fall here or early fall instead of december almost. upper 60s right now. think about that, we almost haven't gone below we can certainly run well below that. 58 in tampa or st. pete. we were warmer yesterday than sunday, and now we're warmer than monday, in fact, by a good 5 to 10 degrees with chances that our temperatures are going to be quite high for this afternoon as well. there are the dew points and
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tropical and the frogs are singing through the overnight hours, but we're getting close to where we talk about 85- degree weather combined with those dew points well into the 60s. a little sticky out there for us. south to southeast wind continues. it will be gusty at times for today. a frontal boundary won't get here until thursday. energy being left behind push, everything east and south, but again that won't happen until thursday. for us that will mean just a few showers, not the severe weather that is ongoing in the forecast here across the deep south and into the gulf, through the tennessee valley that continues to be an issue for today. you'll be able to see that southeast wind and our front not moving that much. we'll stay warm and humid until it gets here, today, tomorrow,
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showers, especially to the north i think the showers will continue to decrease as the front continues further south and east. look at the clear air behind it. that's nice. that will be hours for late thursday and into friday, and that will get us back to temperatures average for this time of the year back in the mid-70s instead of mid-80s. your futurecast, close up shot, partly cloudy skies, a couple of showers offshore but i'm not thinking much as f rainfall here. that will be thursday, and even that won't be all that much with temperatures in the mid- 80s. in fact, we're going to end the month one of the driest novembers in history since we've been keeping records, and we're going to end it on a warm spell as well with temperatures in the mid-80s for the next couple of days. by the way, tomorrow morning still mild, mid to upper 60s so no jackets or sweaters required i don't think.
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front moving through. i'll see you in just a few minutes on abc action news at 4:30. live from the station taking action for you, this is abc action news. now at 4:30, students return to class at ohio state this morning after an attack on campus, and authorities have one big question today. >> first this morning, breaking news, a break-in at the tampa arms company. it happened at the waters avenue store before 3 th and breaking overnight, at least five people now survived a plane crash in columbia. that charter flight was carrying a brazilian sock soccer team to a regional tournament. there were 81 people on board. the crash site is difficult to reach. good morning and thanks for waking up with us on this busy tuesday morning, i'm dan shaffer. >> and good morning, i'm deiah riley. the battle for higher minimum wage could cause you trouble
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